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Can They Both Stay

Created by: Caps_Man
Initial Creation Date: Sep 2, 2019
Published: Sep 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm
Team: 2020-21 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
DISCLAIMER: This is probably not happening irl. Just want to see what it takes to make it work
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Boyd, Travis1$700,000
Lewington, Tyler1$700,000
Hobbs, Connor1$700,000
Johansen, Lucas1$900,000
Siegenthaler, Jonas2$2,250,000
Gersich, Shane1$700,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bäckström, Nicklas6$8,500,000
Holtby, Braden7$10,000,000
Heed, Tim1$1,000,000
Ennis, Tyler1$900,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Bonus Overage, Likely1$1,000,000
Trades
WSH
  1. 2020 2nd round pick (ANA)
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (ANA)
Anyone
ANA
  1. Orlov, Dmitry
Buried
  • Pheonix Copley: $25,000 ($1,100,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
WSH
COL
ANA
WSH
ARI
WSH
WSH
WSH
2021
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
2022
WSH
WSH
ANA
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$84,000,000$83,591,795$0$682,500$408,205
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$9,538,462
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
WSH
Bäckström, Nicklas
$8,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
WSH
Wilson, Tom
$5,166,666
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Vrána, Jakub
$3,350,000
LW
RFA - 1
WSH
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
$7,800,000
C
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Oshie, T.J.
$5,750,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 3
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 3
WSH
Leason, Brett
$842,500
RW
RFA - 2
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Pánik, Richard
$2,750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WSH
Kempný, Michal
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 6
WSH
Holtby, Braden
$10,000,000
G
UFA
WSH
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$2,250,000
RD
RFA
WSH
Jensen, Nick
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Alexeyev, Alexander
$894,167
LD
RFA - 2
Heed, Tim
$1,000,000
RD
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WSH
Gersich, Shane
$700,000
C, LW
RFA
Bonus Overage, Likely
$1,000,000
WSH
Hobbs, Connor
$700,000
D
RFA
Ennis, Tyler
$900,000
C, LW, RW
UFA

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Sep 2, 2019 at 9:39
#1
HonestHockeyNYI
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That Holtby contract...oof.
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Sep 2, 2019 at 9:40
#2
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Quoting: HonestHockeyNYI
That Holtby contract...oof.


i mean its literally the bobrovsky contract which is probably what he'll use as a baseline for his contract
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Sep 2, 2019 at 9:42
#3
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The most that the Caps will have in bonus overages is $82,500. The only player on the roster right now that has a performance bonus is Siegenthaler.
Sep 2, 2019 at 9:46
#4
HonestHockeyNYI
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Quoting: Rayquaza649
i mean its literally the bobrovsky contract which is probably what he'll use as a baseline for his contract


The only time I'd give a goalie that kind of money is if he's an elite talent.
Sep 2, 2019 at 9:47
#5
Thread Starter
Daily NHL Follower
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Quoting: HonestHockeyNYI
The only time I'd give a goalie that kind of money is if he's an elite talent.


You telling me Holtby isn't? A Vezina, probably deserved a second one, helped us win a cup, how much more proven do you want him?
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Sep 2, 2019 at 9:49
#6
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Quoting: HonestHockeyNYI
The only time I'd give a goalie that kind of money is if he's an elite talent.


yeah but agents only care about getting the most money for a player and they're going to use a goaltender with similar achievements to holtby so holtby taking less than like $9,000,000 would surprise me
Sep 3, 2019 at 7:59
#7
Who adds what?
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Quoting: Rayquaza649
yeah but agents only care about getting the most money for a player and they're going to use a goaltender with similar achievements to holtby so holtby taking less than like $9,000,000 would surprise me


Rational agents care more about getting all their players signed, so they keep getting a little bit of steady income from each one, and letting each one keep achieving more, to earn future contracts. I don't think any agent earning 10% of Holtby's next contract is going to care much if he takes 6Mx8 in WSH vs 7x7 elsewhere. Either way, they get almost $5M, and if the're able to live off their other clients, they invest it all and it grows, and they get ridiculously rich.

The bigger concern in this build: Orlov for two 2nd round picks? Wow. Every team with cap space takes that. Or if there's any worry that they don't, then the team should give Orlov a little bit more power play time this year, and let him "break out" for the 50 points that most defensemen who put up 30 even strength points every year get.
Sep 3, 2019 at 9:51
#8
Who adds what?
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And of course the assumption that Holtby will get a Bobrovsky offer is out there... but last year Holtby was bad enough that no fan of any team wants to trade for him on here. Nobody. Nowhere. Bobrovsky played a basement team up to the playoffs, and that's the last thing Florida saw before Luongo retired and gave them cap space to sign a goalie. Bobrovsky isn't just good. He's good right now, coming off a solid season. Holtby likely puts it all back together this year, but if he plays like he did last year--above average goaltending behind an above average defense that makes and above average rookie like Copley look like Jonathan Quick on his stat line--then the Caps can easily keep Holtby at the same salary if they win on term, and in terms of team identity, that's probably still a good move. You don't see LA or Chicago rushing to get rid of goalies who won them the Cup. Just Pittsburgh, and look how that's working out. smile
 
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